Apparently, players have been cheating in the beta version of Ubisoft’s highly anticipated game, The Division. It seems Ubisoft is now aware of the issue with cheaters in the game, and the publisher has released a statement on the official forums for The Division. Ubisoft is promising a solution and making the game a “fair experience” for all. You can read the full statement released by Ubisoft below.
A number of players on Reddit and NeoGAF (via Gamespot) reportedly found exploits that allow for altering statistics to grant players unlimited health, ammo, super-speed, critical hit damage, no recoil and unlimited medical kits during the beta test. These exploits are said to be possible because player stats are stored on the client side for The Division, which users can alter and then later push online. As a result, The Division’s server then apparently accepts the altered values without checking. It’s not yet clear how these exploits will be closed or addressed.
Over the last few days, we have seen an unprecedented level of interest for the Closed Beta. We are looking into your feedback with care and we are thrilled by your passion and enthusiasm!
We are aware of the cheating issues in the Closed Beta on PC. The team is fully committed to providing solutions against this and a system will be in place to ensure a fair experience for players when the game is released on March 8.
Thank you all for your feedback and your amazing support!
The beta test for The Division was recently extended to go through until tomorrow (Feb. 2) and will end at 3 AM PST / 6 AM EST. The Division hits the shelves on March 8 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.